Weekend Reading + A Look at Leske's

Chocolate cake at Leske's Bakery

This week on Eater, Robert Sietsema shared his favorite eats in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. One of his picks was Leske's Bakery, a 51-year-old sweets shop doling out everything from jelly doughnuts to traditional Danish kringles (a flaky pastry filled with ground almonds and raisins) and that decadent chocolate cake you see above. I took these photos for the Daily News when Leske's opened a Park Slope outpost early last year. That location has since shuttered, but you can still find the pastries at their original shop — if you're a fan of old-school sweets (not to mention super affordable prices), you won't be disappointed.

A few more Friday links, the some extra snaps from Leske's:

NPR's Planet Money crunched a ton of numbers and came up with the price of pizza in 237 U.S. neighborhoods, including the ones in Manhattan.

Check out FIrst We Feast's second annual nacho battle which pits home cook DJ DIeselboy against four of NYC's top chefs. Which cheesy platter will reign supreme?

Potataffle... Rice Krispancake... BuzzFeed rounds up 23 comfort food mash-ups that were meant to be. I have my eye on those banana split eclairs.

Finally, the Wall Street Journal gives us a glimpse into the daily life of sushi maestro — and Jiro Dreams of Sushi apprentice — Daisuke Nakazawa.

Have a good one!

Kringle at Leske's Bakery

Doughnuts at Leske's Bakery

Cookie case at Leske's Bakery

Leske's Bakery, 7612 FIfth Ave. between 76th and 77th Sts., Brooklyn (718-680-2323)